How Do I Apply My MLIS Degree?

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By Toni Samek
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MLIS graduates have excellent research, teaching and leadership skills. The MLIS degree can lead to many job opportunities. The Master of Library and Information Science degree is for individuals who want to engage with the world of imagination, information and ideas for learning, citizenship and connecting communities. 

Career possibilities in the global information society include, but are not limited to:

  • Librarian
  • Researcher and Research Manager
  • Emerging Technologies Librarian
  • Information Officer
  • Public Services Librarian
  • Digital Assets Manager
  • Competitive Intelligence Officer
  • City Librarian
  • Academic Librarian
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Archivist
  • Technology Trainer
  • Information Architect
  • Database Designer
  • Teacher Librarian
  • Records Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Metadata Librarian
  • Copyright Officer
  • Digital Literacy Librarian
  • Indigenous Knowledge Librarian
  • Community Librarian
  • Privacy Officer

So there’s a quick overview of the jobs available to you MLIS graduates! Lastly, if you’re interested in finding more opportunities (that aren’t in libraries) with this degree, check out  45 Non-Librarian Job Titles Hiring MLIS Graduates. Or, if you’re simply interested in more education, read Finding The Right Post-Secondary School For You.